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Airdate - 1/31/2019
Mythic Invitational details: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/mythic-invitational
The “And” of MTG Arena: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/and-mtg-arena-2019-01-31
- Separate banlists for Bo1 vs Standard
- Sideboarding is “too difficult a skill for esports fans to master”; want to replicate “exactly what they watch”
- “Duo Standard” - bring two decks (can be the same), alternate G1 and G2, choose G3
- $250k to first place
- Qualifying in top 8 slots of Constructed Ranked play; get hotel/airfare, 4-day PAX badge for themselves + 1
Don’t hurt yourself trying to qualify: https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1091050404757032961?s=19
BBD on a split community:
Gather the Townsfolk
Top 8 looked like crap in NJ: https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/1089705156583788546
Reid's Mother Disappointed: https://twitter.com/ReidDuke/status/1089295657481981952
Magic Announces Cut-Back:
What is DailyMTG.com For, Anyway?:
Top 8 At Regular Seating:
Sajgalik: No More Consultants:
Kirsty's Open Letter:
Where's His Trophy?:
Cedric Shares S. King's Post:
HotC Contacts WotC:
No More Photographer:
Quantity in Source Code:
They Replicated in the Mail!:
RNA Mythic Edition… still up for sale:
Magical Mystery Auction tomorrow - RNA x2 & UMA & MMA:
Magic stream today:
- No news or details on MTG Portal app
- Masterpieces will come back in Standard sets in some form. ‘Collector portion is underserved’
- No MTG Arena mobile fate decided yet.
- Ultimate Masters began as Graveyard masters and they went all-out instead
- Wotc not phasing out Modern, pay attention for something in Feb
- They’re not making budget cuts to coverage, they’re increasing…?
- No coverage announcements until everything is nailed down
- Matchmaking for Ranked draft changing to weigh heavily on win/loss vs ranking
- Best of 3 - jump two slots. However, bug that treats all Bo3 games as Bo1 in terms of winning/losing affecting rank..?
Text coverage from CFB for GPs:
Helene Bergeot on text coverage:
Shaheen Soorani - Cancels GP Memphis trip:
Half the judge leadership gone?
What is Pauper?
Shahar Shenhar Nexus Looped for 2 hours:
Oliver Tiu on blast again:
Why would you travel and not preregister?
It’s been a week, y’all. Mythic Invitational, Mythic Edition, coverage going away, coverage returning, Nexus, Pauper, the judge program, and by god The Mountain Goats. Just like Hanukkah, a small quantity of news oil miraculously lit the show’s menorah for eight crazy nights. So since we have naught but 6 more days until the next Magic Mics, what, pray tell, do you think will be Magic’s next major announcement?